Job and Internship Opportunities

SHOW MARKETING PROFESSIONAL

The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of Boston’s historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. Through numerous education and community outreach initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships, the Boch Center strives to inspire and ignite greater appreciation for art, culture, and creativity. In addition, both the Wang and Shubert Theatres host over 200 events each year ranging from concerts and comedy to Broadway, family shows, private events and is the curator and operator of the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame, located inside the Wang Theatre.

DESCRIPTION

The Show Marketing Professional position will be responsible for overseeing all marketing and promotional duties for events taking place at the Boch Center venues. The position will work together with all of the Boch Center’s programming partners including promoters, agents and managers to ensure strong ticket sales while maximizing exposure for each artist in the Boston market. This individual will report to the VP of Booking and Event Marketing on the event side and will co-report to the Chief Advancement Officer, Development and Institutional Marketing for non-event related marketing initiatives when applicable. The person filling this position is an entrepreneurial, detail oriented, self-starter, team player, and strong communicator with intimate knowledge of the workings in the live entertainment industry.

The ideal candidate has an understanding of live event marketing, marketing plans and the relationship between the venue and its promoters, agents and artists The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge of the Greater Boston media market. The Boch Center is a dynamic organization, and the successful candidate needs to possess a can-do and flexible attitude that can adjust to evolving priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Show-Marketing + Promotions

Plans, implements and manages effective and efficient show-marketing campaigns inclusive of a strong digital focus.

Manages all show budgets including allocating funds, tracking spends and delivering timely reports, settlements and required back up.

Proactively monitors and adjusts initiatives as needed to ensure sales are performing to maximum potential.

Develops and maintains positive working relationships with show promoters, co-promoters and artist management/marketing representatives to ensure successful results.

Identifies and develops key promotional partners, and seeks opportunities for show-related promotional events, awareness-building initiatives, and other promotional activities.

Responsible for delivering marketing materials to media partners and internal team.

Ensures that show, venue, and nonprofit institutional branding and messaging standards are met and maintained.

  • Makes recommendations on pricing strategies based on research and existing data.
  • Works with the venues’ Ticketmaster and Shubert Ticketing Services to create and effectively market all Boch Center events.
  • Leads the day-of-show marketing and PR efforts to build the Boch Center brand with artists and industry representatives.
  • Evaluates all trade industry PR and marketing opportunities and build brand awareness at industry functions both locally and nationally i.e., Pollstar, IWBA, Billboard, etc.

GENERAL

Works closely with the entire marketing and PR team in-house and externally in cross-promoting relevant events.

Exceptional verbal and written communicator and negotiator who is committed to coordinating and sharing information between multiple partners.

Assists in the development and fulfillment of sponsorship programs.

Ensures institutional marketing objectives are met by external promoters and partners.

Represents the organization and takes appropriate leadership when the opportunity presents itself.

Provides support for other institutional departments and/or activities and projects as needed.

Actively seeks to increase both earned and unearned revenue streams for the entire organization, providing marketing leadership and support.

Works on special projects, initiatives, and other institutional programs at the direction of the Chief Advancement Officer, Development and Institutional Marketing.

QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years of relevant entertainment marketing/advertising experience and a proven track record of success.

A passion for and interest in the arts, music, and/or popular entertainment.

Strong Media buying skills in the fields of radio, print, television and outdoor, as well as experience in working with media buying agencies.

An entrepreneurial and creative thinker and doer with strong verbal and written communications skills and exceptional attention to detail.

Strong network of media and promotional partners.

Working knowledge of digital media strategies and tools.

A proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects while maintaining a perspective on long-term goals.

Ability to work well within the Boch Center’s team environment.

Knowledge of ticket systems i.e., Ticketmaster and Shubert Ticketing

TO APPLY

Please forward cover letter, resume and references to:

Brian Gale, VP & Managing Director of Booking & Event Marketing

Boch Center

270 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

Email: bgale@bochcenter.org


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT DONOR ENGAGEMENT & INDIVIDUAL GIVING

DESCRIPTION

The Boch Center/Wang Theatre is seeking a creative and strategic thinker with strong fundraising and event planning experience to join our Development Team. The Ideal candidate is interested in all aspects of the Center’s fundraising efforts and can manage large scale events, cultivate and acquire corporate and individual sponsorships, and manage committees/volunteers. The Associate Director of Development is responsible for the development and execution of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies across the department including fundraising for the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF) and planning and executing the annual Gala. The Associate Director is a strategic partner with the Chief Advancement Officer interfacing with and collaborating with partners across departments.

 

The Associate Director will utilize special events, award-winning education programs and numerous performances to deepen donor relationships and engage new audiences. This position will report to the Chief Advancement Officer and will be part of a 4-person team. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a development generalist eager to immerse themselves in a development operation that is growing and entrepreneurial in nature.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the planning and execution of key development events including the Loge Club and special cultivation events, House Parties, a Gala, exhibit openings and other events as needed

Create budgets an ensure costs are kept within the allocations

Prepare donor research and donor briefings as appropriate to ensure Senior Leadership is prepared for meetings and events

Write compelling letters, proposals and case statements

Track donor activity and action plans for top prospects to ensure we are engaging donors and prospective donors in appropriate and meaningful ways

Manage and grow a portfolio of, and be responsible for moves management of, major donor/prospects and high-end annual donors/prospects

Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base and close gifts

Help manage the logistics and stewardship of Directors, Overseers, Development and Governance Committees, and other key volunteer groups in partnership with the Development and Executive team

Work with the Development Assistant to manage gift acknowledgements

Additional duties as assigned to support the mission of the Boch Center and the goals of the Development Department

QUALIFICATIONS

Individual solicitation and event planning experience

Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to juggle many projects simultaneously

Competency with financials and ability to track and keep costs within budget

Comfort working with Board volunteers

A proactive approach to take initiative and work independently

Strong donor stewardship skills

Bachelor’s Degree required

Ability to work evenings and weekends

Excellent written. verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Experience writing and designing direct mail appeals, e-appeals, and social media communications.

Competency with MS Office, onor databases, prospect research products, Constant Contact and Creative Cloud programs

TO APPLY

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume and two writing samples, addressed to Sue Pekock, Chief Advancement Office, Boch Center, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 or spekock@bochcenter.org.

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job

The Boch Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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